During Friday's session of the Ross County Grand Jury, 13 indictments were presented and returned; although, only 7 were open.
In one case, a Chillicothe woman was indicted for allegedly stabbing her then boyfriend. According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, authorities were led to a Pleasant Valley Road home on September 15th, where the victim said 45-year-old Susan J. Pridgen stabbed him with a kitchen knife after he told her he wanted the keys to his apartment back and reached for them.
The victim was taken to Adena with a stab wound to his left side, while authorities reported finding Pridgen and a bloody knife in the apartment.
Pridgen has been indicted for second-degree felonious assault. If convicted, she could face 2-8 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
The Grand Jury also indicted a Washington Court House man for grand theft. The indictment alleges that 28-year-old Brent C. Adams was caught on video surveillance, in September, stealing a pistol from Hirn's Corner, which is a federally-licensed firearm dealership in Bainbridge.
Adams, if convicted, could see a penalty of 3 to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
Other indictments include:
*34-year-old William E. Benson, of Chillicothe, for fourth-degree domestic violence. Benson is accused of hitting the mother of his children in the face and stomach on September 28th. Benson was convicted of assault on the same victim in May 2008. [POSSIBLE PENALTY: 6-18 months in prison; $5,000 fine].
*27-year-old Joshua J. Rinehart, of South Salem, for two counts of receiving stolen property (first-degree misdemeanor and fourth-degree felony). The indictment alleges that Rinehart took stolen barn items to a recycling business on June 15th and also tried to sell a stolen ATV on July 29th. [POSSIBLE PENALTY FOR MISDEMEANOR CHARGE: a maximum of six months in prison; up to $1,000 fine. POSSIBLE PENALTY FOR FELONY CHARGE: 6-18 months in prison; $5,000 fine].
*25-year-old Anita R. Snyder, of Chillicothe, for fourth-degree theft of drugs. Snyder is accused of stealing prescription pills from a relative on July 20th. According to the Prosecutor's Office, the 24 tablets were muscle relaxers. [POSSIBLE PENALTY: 6-18 months in prison; $5,000 fine].
*33-year-old Wesley A. Brown, of Chillicothe, for fourth-degree criminal trespass, and 48-year-old Roy E. Mullins, of Waverly, for complicity to criminal trespass. The indictment alleges a victim found Brown with a gas can in her garage. According to the Prosecutor's Office, Brown threw down the gas can and fled in a vehicle with Mullins. Authorities later stopped and arrested them on University Drive. [POSSIBLE PENALTY FOR BOTH MEN: maximum 30 days in prison; up to $250 fine].